Today would have been the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his “I Have a Dream” speech, he stated, “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Dr. King’s call for racial equality is echoed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). “Created in the image of the one God and equally endowed with rational souls, all men have the same nature and the same origin. Redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ, all are called to participate in the same divine beatitude: all therefore enjoy an equal dignity.” (CCC 1934).